Marion Winik’s Baltimore Books Gift Guide

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The year 2014 brought us a number of new books from Baltimore’s prolific community of local authors – all are available at The Ivy Bookshop right now, and there is truly something for everyone.

James Magruder, Let Me See It

a collection of linked short stories about gay cousins in the 70s, 80s and 90s



John Waters, Carsick

a wild report on our local hero’s cross-country hitchhiking trip



Mikita Brottman, The Great Grisby

a must for the dog-lover on your list


Jen Michalski, From Here

short fiction from the popular local fiction writer


Laura Lippman, After I’m Gone

you can never go wrong with the mystery queen


Rafael Alvarez, Tales from the Holy Land

short stories set in Highlandtown


Marion Winik

University of Baltimore Professor Marion Winik writes Bohemian Rhapsody on the first Wednesday of the month. She is the author of "The Baltimore Book of the Dead,” “First Comes Love,” and several other books, and the host of The Weekly Reader on WYPR. Sign up for her monthly email at
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